The energy in the air at the high school was electric as students from Beaver, Enterprise, Parowan, South Sevier, San Juan and Kanab came together in the gymnasium. Sounds of rehearsals drifted around the gymnasium as students prepared to compete for placings in eight categories: One Act, Classical Scenes from a play, Contemporary Scenes from a play, Dramatic Monologue, Humorous Monologue, Pantomime, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre and the coveted Team Sweepstakes Championship. Forty-two students of the KHS Theatre Department competed in this event and every one of them qualified to advance to State, a phenomenal individual and team achievement.
In addition, KHS students took top five placements in each category as follows:
Musical Theatre Category:
First place - Kayley Brinkerhoff and Kaylen Troutman
Third place - Corban Kerr, Brenden Donoho and Kate Ballard
Fourth place - Dallin Corry and Jadon Sanders
Fifth place - Elise Donoho and Andrew Clarkson
First place - Nathan Unsworth
Third place - Kaidee Clarkson and Clarissa Bowman
Fourth place - Andy Luo and Carson Willis
Humorous Monologue Category:
First place - Mikayla Jones
Third place - Kaidee Clarkson
Dramatic Monologue Category:
First place - Jadon Sanders
Classical Scenes Category:
Second place - Nathan Unsworth, Elise Donoho and Brenden Donoho
Third place - Dallin Corry, Corban Kerr and Zach Mosdell
Contemporary Scenes Category:
Fifth place - Kaylen Troutman, Spencer Douglass and Kate Ballard
Technical Theatre Set Design:
First place - Makayla Bartlett
Technical Theatre Costume Design:
First place - Mia Thebeau
Second place - Nakita Gonzales
The One Act Team took second place overall.
Kanab High School took home the coveted Best Actor award given to Jadon Sanders. Department Director Mariah Wheeler, along with her assistants Dave Owens, Jenna Corry, Tiffany Donoho and John Kerr, are proud of their team. They look forward to taking them to the State competition held at the end of April.
A public performance featuring these quality performances is yet to be announced, but keep watch for a chance to see these phenomenal youth in performance soon! KHS Theatre - Let’s Play!